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Zola, Émile 1840-1902

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Germinal by Émile Zola( Book )

1,087 editions published between 1885 and 2016 in 28 languages and held by 8,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Second Empire, Etienne Lantier, an unemployed railway worker, experiences the miserable life of the coal miners in northern France and enters the struggle between capital and labor
Nana by Émile Zola( Book )

676 editions published between 1880 and 2015 in 31 languages and held by 6,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nana opens in 1867, the year of the World Fair, when Paris, thronged by a cosmopolitan elite, was a perfect target for Zola's scathing denunciation of hypocrisy and fin-de-siecle moral corruption
Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola( Book )

654 editions published between 1868 and 2016 in 32 languages and held by 4,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth novel by Émile Zola about adultery, murder, and revenge
L'Assommoir by Émile Zola( Book )

666 editions published between 1873 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 3,649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seventh novel in the Rougon-Macquart cycle, L'Assommoir (1877), is the story of a woman's struggle for happiness in working-class Paris. It was a contemporary bestseller, outraged conservative critics, and launched a passionate debate about the legitimate scope of modern literature. At the centre of the novel stands Gervaise, who starts her own laundry and for a time makes a success of it. But her husband Coupeau squanders her earnings in the Assommoir, the local drinking shop, and gradually the pair sink into poverty and squalor. L'Assommoir is the most finely crafted of Zola's novels, and this new translation captures not only the brutality but also the pathos of its characters' lives. This book is a powerful indictment of nineteenth-century social conditions, and the Introduction examines its relation to politics and art as well as its explosive effect on the literary scene
The debacle by Émile Zola( Book )

358 editions published between 1000 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 3,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La Debacle seeks to explain why the Second Empire ended in a crushing military defeat and revolutionary violence. It focuses on ordinary soldiers, showing their bravery and suffering in the midst of circumstances they cannot control, and includes some of the most powerful descriptions Zola ever wrote. Zola skillfully integrates his narrative of events and the fictional lives of his characters to provide the finest account of this tragic chapter in the history of France."--Jacket
The ladies' paradise by Emile Zola( Book )

424 editions published between 1880 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 2,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through charm, drive, and diligent effort Octave Mouret has become the director of one of the finest new department stores in Paris, Au Bonheur des Dames. Supremely aware of the power of his position, Mouret seeks to exploit the desire that his luxuriantly displayed merchandise arouses in the ladies who shop, and the aspirations of the young female assistants he employs. Charting the beginnings of the capitalist economy and bourgeois society, Zola captures in lavish detail the greedy customers and gossiping staff, and the obsession with image, fashion, and gratification that was a phenomenon of nineteenth-century French consumer society. Of all Zola's novels, this may be the one with the most relevance for our own time"--The publisher
The kill by Émile Zola( Book )

298 editions published between 1850 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 2,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The incestuous affair of Renee Saccard and her stepson, Maxime, is set against the frenzied speculation of Renee's financier husband, Aristide, in a Paris swiftly becoming a modern metropolis and "the capital of the nineteenth century." In the end, setting and story merge in actions that leave a woman's spirit and a city's soul ravaged beyond repair
Potluck by Émile Zola( Book )

242 editions published between 1882 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Systematically exposing the contradictions that pervade bourgeois life, Zola reveals a multitude of adulteries and betrayals, a veritable 'melting pot' of moral and sexual degeneracy. This new translation captures the robustness of Zola's language and restores the omissions of earlier abridged versions
The sin of Father Mouret by Émile Zola( Book )

317 editions published between 1000 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 1,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The church at Les Artaud stood on a hillock above the isolated village, looking out onto desolate landscape all around. It was to this harsh and near pagan place that the Abbe Serge Mouret had come as parish priest, hoping to realize his craving for solitude and his dream of an existence of Godlike purity. Then, one day, with his uncle Doctor Pascal, he goes to visit 'the Philosopher' at Paradou where they chance to meet the sixteen-year-old Albine. Later, when the Abbe falls ill, it is to Paradou that he is brought to recover. Unwittingly, in the enchanted garden, he falls to the temptation of Albine. But when at last he awakens from his dream-like state, he is horrified, and is left to confront his transgression. In this story, the fifth novel in the Rougon-Macquart series, Zola provides a damning indictment of the celibacy of the priesthood, and takes up the issue of the law of Nature versus the law of the Church. One of Zola's best works, it contains some of his most lyrical writing, in particular in the fine descriptions of the garden
The experimental novel, and other essays by Émile Zola( Book )

144 editions published between 1880 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recueil, publié par le romancier en 1880, réunissant des essais sur le roman naturaliste, ses méthodes d'inspiration scientifique, le naturalisme au théâtre, les romanciers naturalistes et leurs oeuvres, les rapports entre le régime républicain et la littérature, etc
The masterpiece by Émile Zola( Book )

234 editions published between 1886 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the most autobiographical of the 20 novels in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series. It provides an insight into his friendship with Cezanne and presents an account of the turbulent Bohemian world in which the Impressionists came to prominence
A priest in the house by Émile Zola( Book )

240 editions published between 1000 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The arrival of Abbé Faujas in the provincial town of Plassans has profound consequences for the community, and for the family of François Mouret in particular. Faujas and his mother come to lodge with François, his wife Marthe, and their three children, and Marthe quickly falls under the influence of the priest. Ambitious and unscrupulous, Faujas gradually infiltrates into all quarters of the town, intent on political as well as religious conquest. Intrigue, slander, and insinuation tear the townsfolk apart, creating suspicion and distrust, and driving the Mourets to ever more extreme actions ... In one of the most psychological of his novels, Zola links small-town politics to the greater political and national dramas of the Second Empire"--Back cover
A love affair by Émile Zola( Book )

309 editions published between 1877 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour les uns, il s'agit d'un "grand roman de la sensualité féminine, à l'époque victorienne" (Henri Mitterand, en 1989), et pour d'autres, d'une oeuvre dont la "mollesse sucrée" n'est pas digne de l'auteur, robuste naturaliste (Dominique Fernandez, en 1997). [SDM]
The fortune of the Rougons by Émile Zola( Book )

288 editions published between 1871 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Fortune des Rougon, originally published in 1871, is the first novel in Emile Zola's monumental twenty-volume series Les Rougon-Macquart. The novel is partly an origin story, with a huge cast of characters swarming around - many of whom become the central figures of later novels in the series - and partly an account of the December 1851 coup d'état which created the French Second Empire under Napoleon III as experienced in a large provincial town in southern France.-- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The belly of Paris = Le ventre de Paris by Émile Zola( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unjustly deported to Devil's Island following Louis-Napoleon's coup-d'etat in December 1851, Florent Quenu escapes and returns to Paris. He finds the city changed beyond recognition. The old Marche des Innocents has been knocked down as part of Haussmann's grand programme of urban reconstruction to make way for Les Halles, the spectacular new food markets. Disgusted by a bourgeois society whose devotion to food is inseparable from its devotion to the Government, Florent attempts an insurrection. -- Back cover
Le capitaine Burle, Comment on meurt, Pour une nuit d'amour, Aux champs, La fête à Coqueville, L'inondation by Émile Zola( Book )

47 editions published between 1880 and 2012 in French and English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrative that circles around a French officer and reflects the disciplined life led by military men. However, there are human weaknesses that overcome the religiously executed drillings. A great illustration of the weak impulses that one cannot control. Engrossing!
La mort d'Olivier Bécaille : et autres nouvelles by Émile Zola( Book )

30 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was on a Saturday, at six in the morning, that I died after a three days' illness. My wife was searching a trunk for some linen, and when she rose and turned she saw me rigid, with open eyes and silent pulses. She ran to me, fancying that I had fainted, touched my hands and bent over me. Then she suddenly grew alarmed, burst into tears and stammered: "My God, my God! He is dead!"
The life and times of Emile Zola by F. W. J Hemmings( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Controversy surrounded Zola during his life-time, and controversy has followed him ever since. No other French writer was so violently attacked by contemporaries, none had a more devoted following. This high priest of Naturalism scandalized France by the frankness of his treatment of the seamier side of human nature and electrified the whole of Europe and America by his denunciation of the military establishment of his country over the Dreyfus case. His reputation has remained in dispute ever since his mysterious death in 1902, some critics arguing his work's consistently high and original literary quality, others its undue reliance on cheap sensationalism. This biography, which at was the first in English for twenty-five years when it was first published in 1966, draws on significant material to present a full and rounded account of a life that progressed from abject poverty to powerful influence and relative affluence, an account that considerably modifies our ideas about a writer who was always a public figure but at the same time a defensively shy and secretive man. F.W.J. Hemmings delineates the social facts that lay behind Zola's great panoramic cycle of novels Les Rougon-Macquart, with its theme of corruption spreading through all levels of French society from the festering economic degradation at the bottom of the social scale
The monomaniac by Émile Zola( Book )

6 editions published between 1901 and 1902 in English and Catalan and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traduccions de textos francesos per Joan Puig i Ferreter
The miller's daughter by Émile Zola( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poignant tale in which Zola highlights the futility of war and the destruction it causes. The happiness and peace of the protagonists is wrecked when Prussian soldiers enter their village
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Aemilius Zola


Agrippa 1840-1902


Cholla, 1840-1902

Chŏlla, Emil 1840-1902

Emil Zolya

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Émile Zola French writer (1840-1902)

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Emilisōlā, 1840-1902

Emīls Zolā


Jolla, 1840-1902

Raquin, Th.

Solā, E., 1840-1902

Sōlā, Emili

Sōlā, Emili, 1840-1902

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Tso-la, 1840-1902


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Zola, Eémile Eédouard Charles Antoine

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Zola, Émile Édouard Charles Antoine

Zola, Émile Édouard Charles Antoine 1840-1902

Zola, Émile Edouard Charls Antoine

Zola, Emílio

Zola Emilio 1840-1902

Zolā, Emīls, 1840-1902

Zolah, Emil

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Zolia, Eémil'

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Zolja, Ẹmil' 1840-1902

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Zora 1840-1902

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Zuo, La, 1840-1902


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Εμίλ Ζολά

Ζολά Εμίλ 1840-1902

Емил Зола

Еміль Золя французький романіст, критик та політичний активіст

Зола Емил 1840-1902

Зола Э. 1840-1902

Золя Еміль 1840-1902

Золя Э. 1840-1902

Золя, Эмиль

Золя Эмиль 1840-1902

эмиль золя

Эмиль Золя французский писатель, публицист и политический деятель.

Эміль Заля

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אמיל זולא

זאלא, אמיל, 1840-1902

זאלא, עמיל

זאלא, עמיל, 1840-1902

זאליא, ע.

זאליא, עמיל

זולא, אמיל

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זולא, עמיל

זולה, אמיל

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זולה, אמיל אדואר שארל אנטואן

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اميل زولا

إميل زولا، 1840-1902

إميل فرنسوا زولا، 1840-1902

امیل زولا

ایمل زولا

زولا، أميل

इमिले जोला

एमिल जोला

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ਐਮਿਲ ਜ਼ੋਲਾ

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에밀 졸라

조라, 에밀 1840-1902

졸라 1840-1902

졸라, E. 1840-1902

졸라, 에밀

졸라, 에밀 1840-1902


エミール・ゾラ, 1840-1902


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左拉, 1840-1902

NanaThérèse RaquinL'AssommoirThe debacleThe ladies' paradiseThe killPotluckThe sin of Father Mouret